Food, dining, and agricultural news for the greater New Hampshire Seacoast.
New Hampshire Film Festival

We’re unveiling our top-five weekend events a day early this week, as the 16th annual New Hampshire Film Festival gets underway tonight in Portsmouth. We’ve also got local options for theater, art, music, food, and beer. Lots of beer.

"Whaleback" by digital photographer Thomas Wright

The weekend is mere hours away. You can make it. And when you do, you’ll have numerous options for entertainment, including great music, theater, and art events. Here’s a roundup of highlights.

The Queers

A motorcycle show, a punk-rock show, a cabaret show. Artwork and apples. These are among the diverse options for entertainment coming up this weekend. Prepare your itinerary now.

The Press Room in Portsmouth

The first weekend of fall brings options for live music, theater, food, and more to the Seacoast. Here's our weekly roundup of entertainment highlights coming to a venue near you.

Throwback Brewery co-owner Nicole Carrier

Blueberry beer has long been a popular option on summer tap lists in New England. But regional breweries are doing increasingly innovative things with this native berry.

Jack Van Paepeghemg of Oxbow Brewing Co. in Portland, Maine, is one of just six people who has earned Cicerone’s Advanced certification

Since launching in 2008, the Cicerone Certification Program has churned out servers trained in best beer-service practices and cherry picked a handful of top beer professionals that are being compared with the Master Sommeliers of the wine world.

Beer on the shelves at Walmart, including the faux-craft product Cat's Away IPA

The wealth of beer options on the Seacoast and across the country can have negative consequences for small brewers, especially when Big Beer gets in the game.

The former Prime Tanning facilities are well-suited for a brewery, according to town officials.

Berwick, from the old Norse, translates to “Barley Village.” It’s fitting, then, that this small Maine town’s plan for revitalization centers around a craft beer brewery.

Megan McNeil of Louie's prepares an Inside Job

Unusual liquors, house-made ingredients, and multiple layers of flavor are bringing fresh life to cocktails, but Seacoast establishments are doing so with a heavy nod to old-school bar classics.

At left, Nicole Gray of Garrison City Beerworks. At right, Nate Sephton and Josh Henry of 7th Settlement Brewery. photos by Michael Penney

Local photographer Michael Penney reveals the people behind the beer with his regional brewer portraits.